HOW ARKANSAS IS FIGHTING THE EPA!

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The EPA and liberals want to destroy this.

The EPA and liberals want to destroy this.

The EPA has had no constraints on it for a while. They use science that is so questionable, the liberal propaganda machine has to go into action and make the argument about something else. Arkansas is having to fight the rise in costs that President Obama wants and brags about. Never mind that it is the federal and state governments that are the reason that environment will never actually be clean, not the businesses that create the jobs. The law demands people be hooked up to power companies, even if they want the freedom to be off the grid.

Statement from Senator Boozman

Here, via his email update, is how Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is working in Congress to fight the liberal agenda hurting his state and others.

There is a reason Arkansas is nicknamed the Natural State. We are blessed with natural beauty and opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Using our natural resources is a way of life for Arkansans, and we need to preserve it for future generations. Arkansans have long been good stewards of our environment, because we understand our state’s agriculture, fishing, hunting and tourism are all dependent on our ability to care for our land and water.  

We all value clean water, clean air and green space, but we don’t need the government mandating how we do that. I’m concerned with EPA’s overreaching policies that tell Arkansans what we need to do to take care of our state. Our water, air and how we produce energy are all threatened by heavy-handed mandates. These lead to expensive permits, high costs and lost productivity. Hardworking Arkansas families are left to foot the bill.  

  • Waters of the United States – This regulation would significantly expand federal authority under the Clean Water Act to redefine government control of all wet areas. This means everything from farm ponds to drainage ditches would fall under this rule. Arkansas farmers are alarmed by this overreach because they don’t want Washington telling them how to use their land. I’m working to prevent this rule’s implementation as a cosponsor of Protecting Water and Property Rights Act of 2014.
  • Carbon Emissions – The EPA’s carbon emissions mandate targets our state for cuts stricter than 44 other states. Arkansas families will feel this when they pay their electric bills. The President himself acknowledged that these types of mandates will make the cost of electricity ‘necessarily sky-rocket.’ 

The issue of carbon emissions is front and center in Arkansas as our state leaders devise a plan to address these new federal mandates. I’ve heard from many residents concerned about this issue. 

More bureaucracy is not the answer. These mandates bypass the “checks and balances” of Congress and impose a harmful energy policy similar to what Congress already rejected. In addition to driving up the price of electricity, these mandates will send jobs overseas, and lead to the construction of foreign factories in places like China, which will emit far more carbon dioxide and pollution into the global atmosphere. That’s why I’ve been working to prevent its implementation and provide stakeholders with the time they need to weigh in. This is extremely complex. That’s why EPA extended the comment period. 

Let EPA know what you think.

I support using our natural resources in all-of-the-above energy mix that includes renewables such as solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass along with reliable sources like coal, nuclear, and natural gas. Arkansans deserve a more reasonable energy plan, and I will support policies that protect our environment without driving up the electric bill for Arkansas families. 

The liberals are more interested in control than the environment. If they were concerned with the environment, they would fight to allow people get off the power grid and grow their own food. Instead, they talk a lot to steal money from donors and pave the way for more corruption.

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